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Recommended time for onsen 2017/3/3 08:18
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A bit curious about onsen bath in Japan. Satt, staying in the bath, what is a recommended time before you should get up? Like not staying too long.

Someome told me you should only shower before the actual bath, not after as it would wear off any positive health effects from the bath and make you cold. But maybe that is just nonsense, just curious.

Thank you for your time!
by Men (guest)  

Re: Recommended time for onsen 2017/3/3 12:11
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2292_how.html

You can stay as long as you want, but I'd guess the normal time would be 30-60 minutes. Just make sure you keep hydrated.
by Sal1980 rate this post as useful

Re: Recommended time for onsen 2017/3/3 12:20
For as long as you are comfortable. If it gets too hot, and your heart can't take it, then don't sit there just because everyone else is.

I typically don't last 20 mins, not because of the temp but because I get bored. So I move from bath to bath to get a different scenery.
by Anon (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommended time for onsen 2017/3/3 13:12
I rinse briefly afterwards with warm tap water. Most people I see in Onsen do so.

Dale
by Oenophile Angler rate this post as useful

Re: Recommended time for onsen 2017/3/3 14:42
In the past it was pretty much common sense to not rinse after you finally bath, but nowadays specialists encourage you to rinse your body briefly for hygiene reasons.
by Uco rate this post as useful

Re: Recommended time for onsen 2017/3/4 07:56
Many onsens have several pools - and each can be a slightly different temperature. Within large pools there can be a significant difference depending upon where the hot water enters. So move about pool to pool, or even elevate your body for a while such that maybe just your legs are in the hot water while the rest of you cools down a bit - if you have gotten too hot.
by Paul (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Recommended time for onsen 2017/3/5 20:46
If you are staying overnight then making shorter but multiple dips makes a lot of sense.

Not such thing as too little or too much, but you can get too hot, avoid prolonged full immersion (like up to the shoulders) and cool off by getting most of the body out of the water once in a while (find a place where you can sit in the water).
by Sannomiya rate this post as useful

Re: Recommended time for onsen 2017/3/6 14:08


staying in the bath, what is a recommended time before you should get up?

The water temperature plays very important part. I once visited KAPPA NO YU in Shimokita Peninsula, where the water was so hot, I could barely stay 3 mins. While in other occassion in IYA ONSEN, the water was just luke warm, staying 30 mins was no issue.

Someome told me you should only shower before the actual bath, not after as it...

Yes, generally you shower before. However, public bath is just like public swimming pool, regardless how clean it is, I have made a habit of a quick shower after the bath.
by shinji (guest) rate this post as useful

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